Microsoft just has launched its own social networking site for students. Called so.cl, the new service, however, is designed to give students the ability to network with their peers to share information.
So.cl, which is shorthand for “Social”, combines search and social networking for the purpose of learning and is the latest experiment from FUSE Labs,” Microsoft said in a description of the app. You can sign into this service with your Facebook username and password or with Windows Live account. Once logged in, user will have suggested topics of interest or more options of interest to follow with.
Much like Facebook’s share or recommend buttons, Socl has a “bookmarklet” feature which users might have need to drag below to browser’s toolbar to start sharing interesting content found on web on So.cl networking site.
To use Socl you need to be 18 years age or older and you should agree to So.cl terms of service and privacy statement. So.cl is an experiment in open search that means your searches can be viewed by all other and will also be available to third parties.
“So.cl does not automatically post your searches, comments, or likes to your Facebook stream unless you choose this option. Also we don’t contact your Facebook friends once unless you invite them,” according to Microsoft.
Still I suggest to the new users may want to check out the settings first to make sure the notification and privacy settings are to their liking. So what are you waiting for? Will you give it a try, or wait to see how it fares first?
Sign up here.